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Pope Francis discusses revising priestly celibacy in new interview

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
From The Right
Religion and Faith, Catholic, Pope Francis, Christian, Priests, Celibacy
Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

In a new interview, Pope Francis has discussed the possibility of revising the Western discipline of priestly celibacy.

“There is no contradiction for a priest to marry. Celibacy in the Western Church is a temporary prescription: I do not know if it is settled in one way or another, but it is temporary in this sense,” Pope Francis said in an interview published on March 10.

“It is not eternal like priestly ordination, which is forever, whether you like it or not. Whether you leave or not is another matter,...

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